Number of procedures in 2011: 325,332 Liposuction removes areas of fat deposits around the body via a hollow metal suction tube that is passed through the fatty tissue. Sometimes an ultrasound is used to break down fat cells for removal. Complications are infrequent, but include hematoma, infection, scarring or other indentations or skin irregularities.
Number of procedures in 2011: 149,410 An abdominoplasty is a procedure that removes excess or sagging abdominal skin. Generally, a horizontal incision is made above the pubic area or above the belly button, depending where the loose skin resides. To tighten the abdominal wall, the surgeon brings loose underlying tissue and muscle together with sutures. […]
Following liposuction, loose skin tends to become looser. It all depends on the appearance and quality of the patient’s skin, and everyone is different. Your plastic surgeon should always explain during the consultation for liposuction that the final appearance and tone of the skin is unpredictable. A second procedure is sometimes necessary to remove the […]
Liposuction, or lipoplasty, slims and reshapes specific areas of the body with disproportionate contours due to localized fat deposits. It is not a way to lose weight. Liposuction removes fat from the areas treated, but leaves enough remaining so as to not create an abnormal contour. It is still possible to gain or lose weight […]
With the popularity of butt implants and augmentation increasing, this is a question we’re seeing more and more of. A buttock implant is very different from a breast implant. Breast implants are made from a silicone gel. This means that they are like jello on the inside. A buttock implant is a called a “solid […]